Haircutting Test 11/7
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  • Question 1
    180 seconds
    Q.

    An important element in creating a strong foundation and consistency in haircutting and creating shapes is the use of _____.

    answer choices

    angles

    long layers

    corners

    graduation

  • Question 2
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of shear is used mainly to remove bulk from the hair, and is often referred to as a thinning shear, tapering shear, or notching shear?

    answer choices

    Texturizing

    Clipper

    Razor

    Haircutting

  • Question 3
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Electric or battery-operated tools that cut the hair by using two moving blades held in place by a metal plate with teeth are called _____.

    answer choices

    trimmers

    clippers

    cutting shears

    notching shears

  • Question 4
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Before purchasing _____, the stylist should inquire about the manufacturing, steel quality, and the right blade edge.

    answer choices

    shears

    coloring tools

    shampoo equipment

    combs

  • Question 5
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A(n) _____ is a basic haircut, cut at a 90-degree elevation and then overdirected to maintain length and weight at the perimeter.

    answer choices

    angles cut

    graduated cut

    blunt cut

    long-layered cut

  • Question 6
    180 seconds
    Q.

    When using the slicing technique to remove weight and add movement through the lengths of the hair, the shears should never be completely _____.

    answer choices

    positioned

    closed

    elevated

    palmed

  • Question 7
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The process of removing excess bulk without shortening hair length is called _____.

    answer choices

    beveling

    texturizing

    tapering

    stacking

  • Question 8
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the elevation, or degrees, contained in a blunt or one-length haircut?

    answer choices

    0

    45

    90

    180

  • Question 9
    180 seconds
    Q.

    You should use the _____ degree of tension when cutting hair with strong growth patterns, or around the ears, to compensate for the hair being pushed up when it dries.

    answer choices

    minimum

    strong

    heavy

    maximum

  • Question 10
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which guideline is used in a blunt, one-length haircut, or used in overdirection to create a length or weight increase?

    answer choices

    Stacked

    Angle

    Stationary

    Traveling

  • Question 11
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A(n) _____ is a thin, continuous mark, curved or straight, used as a guide while cutting hair.

    answer choices

    angle

    section

    line

    diagonal

  • Question 12
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Achieving balance within a design can be accomplished by understanding the _____ and reference points.

    answer choices

    sample proportions

    technical specifications

    four corners

    head shape

  • Question 13
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Haircuts that generally have less weight than graduated haircuts are called _____.

    answer choices

    layered cuts

    one length cuts

    blunt cuts

    tension cuts

  • Question 14
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ reduces strain on the index finger and thumb while combing the hair.

    answer choices

    Palming the shears

    Cutting vertically

    Working quickly

    Closing one’s fingers

  • Question 15
    180 seconds
    Q.

    By making a parting or drawing a line from the apex to the back of the ear, you can locate the _____ of the head, which consists of all the hair that falls naturally behind the ear.

    answer choices

    back

    crown

    sides

    nape

  • Question 16
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The _____ is the visual line in the haircut where the ends of the hair hang together.

    answer choices

    layer

    weight line

    cutting line

    elevation

  • Question 17
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A tension in your shears that is too _____ will allow your shears to fold the hair.

    answer choices

    tight

    loose

    weak

    strong

  • Question 18
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of texture shear adds increased blending?

    answer choices

    Blending

    Chunking

    Texturizing

    Thinning

  • Question 19
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The technique used to check a haircut for precision of line and shape is called _____.

    answer choices

    cross-checking

    stationary checking

    origination lines

    overdirection

  • Question 20
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A(n) _____ is created when the space between two lines or surfaces intersects at a given point.

    answer choices

    line

    bang

    angle

    formation

  • Question 21
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ occurs when the hair contracts or lifts through the action of moisture loss or drying.

    answer choices

    Beveling

    Shrinkage

    Drying

    Contraction

  • Question 22
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ is another version of point cutting, in which a more aggressive technique is used to create a chunkier effect.

    answer choices

    Notching

    Slide cutting

    Slicing

    Texturizing

  • Question 23
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which three countries are primarily responsible for manufacturing the steel used to make professional shears?

    answer choices

    China, Germany, and the United States

    Japan, Germany, and the United States

    Japan, China, and Indonesia

    Japan, China, and the United States

  • Question 24
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ lines in a haircut are those that lie between the horizontal and vertical, have a slanting or sloping direction, and help to blend long layers into short layers to create fullness.

    answer choices

    Vertical

    Diagonal

    Beveled

    Horizontal

  • Question 25
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A _____ is a conversation between you and your client when you find out what the client is looking for, offer suggestions and professional advice, and come to a joint decision about the most suitable haircut.

    answer choices

    client assessment

    Chat session

    client consultation

    meet-and-greet

  • Question 26
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the ideal Rockwell hardness of a shear?

    answer choices

    56–57

    58–62

    63 or higher

    Lower than 55

  • Question 27
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ in haircutting is the amount of pressure applied when combing or holding a subsection during a haircut.

    answer choices

    Density

    Tension

    Tightness

    Stretch

  • Question 28
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which description is most accurate of fine, thin hair?

    answer choices

    It may become frizzy from the use of razors.

    It needs weight and is limp.

    It requires texturizing.

    It does not lend itself to very short cuts.

  • Question 29
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The best overall blade edge for a hair stylist is _____, because it will give you the smoothest cut and is the sharpest edge possible.

    answer choices

    convex

    curved

    straight

    concave

  • Question 30
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the working area of the hair that is separated prior to cutting?

    answer choices

    Angle

    Section

    Diagonal

    Line

  • Question 31
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Elevation creates graduation and layers, and is usually described in _____.

    answer choices

    lines

    metrics

    sections

    degrees

  • Question 32
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The location of the four corners signals a change in _____.

    answer choices

    hair texture

    hair growth

    bone shape

    head shape

  • Question 33
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____, or stacking, involves using diagonal lines to create angles by cutting the ends of the hair with a slight increase or decrease in length.

    answer choices

    Beveling

    Graduation

    Shrinking

    Elevating

  • Question 34
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The angle at which the fingers are held when cutting the line that creates the shape is referred to as the _____.

    answer choices

    degree line

    finger line

    cutting line

    parting line

  • Question 35
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Effilating, also known as _____, is the process of thinning the hair to graduated lengths with shears.

    answer choices

    slicing

    slithering

    notching

    beveling

  • Question 36
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Cowlicks and whorls are examples of _____ that will affect where the hair ends up once it is dry, especially in the nape.

    answer choices

    sections

    textures

    lines

    growth patterns

  • Question 37
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Hair _____ is based on the thickness or diameter of each hair strand, usually classified as coarse, medium, and fine.

    answer choices

    thickness

    density

    texture

    length

  • Question 38
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the line dividing the hair at the scalp, separating one section from another to create subsections?

    answer choices

    Angular

    Parting

    Layering

    Tensional

  • Question 39
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the best way to maintain control of the subsection when cutting with a vertical or diagonal cutting line?

    answer choices

    Palm-to-palm

    Using a razor

    Cutting below fingers

    Cutting over fingers

  • Question 40
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What area of the head is located between the apex and the back of the parietal ridge?

    answer choices

    Sides

    Front

    Crown

    Top

  • Question 41
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A(n) _____, also know as a guide, is a subsection of hair that determines the length the hair will be cut, and is usually the first section cut when creating a shape.

    answer choices

    guideline

    reference

    apex

    weight

  • Question 42
    180 seconds
    Q.

    For control during haircutting, the hair is parted into working areas called _____.

    answer choices

    ridges

    elevations

    partings

    sections

  • Question 43
    180 seconds
    Q.

    When your shear is properly fitted, the thumb hole will rest at or slightly over the _____.

    answer choices

    cuticle area of the thumb

    ring finger

    knuckle

    finger

  • Question 44
    180 seconds
    Q.

    You can begin to make decisions about the best haircut for a client by analyzing his or her _____.

    answer choices

    existing haircut

    head size

    photo portfolio

    face shape

  • Question 45
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The two front corners represent the widest part of the _____.

    answer choices

    apex area

    nape area

    parietal area

    bang area

  • Question 46
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What type of haircutting lines are parallel to the floor and relative to the horizon?

    answer choices

    Weight lines

    Elevation lines

    Vertical lines

    Horizontal lines

  • Question 47
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which method involves cutting or layering the hair in such a way that the fingers and shears glide along the edge of the hair to remove length?

    answer choices

    Scissors-over-comb technique

    Stacking technique

    Blunt cutting

    Slide cutting

  • Question 48
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which guideline involves a small slice of a previous subsection that is moved to the next position and becomes the new guideline?

    answer choices

    Vertical guideline

    Stationary guide

    Traveling guide

    Angle guide

  • Question 49
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Which type of comb is used mainly to detangle the hair?

    answer choices

    All-purpose comb

    Tail comb

    Barber comb

    Wide-tooth comb

  • Question 50
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What technique allows you to cut hair very close to the scalp and create a flat top or square shape?

    answer choices

    Notching shear-over-comb

    Comb-over-scissor

    Clipper-over-comb

    Clipper-under-comb

  • Question 51
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the widest part of the head, starting at the temples and ending at the bottom of the crown, that can be found by placing a comb flat on the side of the head?

    answer choices

    Temporal ridge

    Apex point

    Occipital ridge

    Parietal ridge

  • Question 52
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A client’s _____ is how he or she looks from the side and can be best viewed by pulling the hair away from the face and up and away from the neck.

    answer choices

    Hair growth

    face shape

    profile

    head size

  • Question 53
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Shears that are designed to remove more hair, with larger teeth set farther apart, are known as _____.

    answer choices

    notching shears

    haircutting shears

    clippers

    design shears

  • Question 54
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Hair _____ is the number of individual hair strands on 1 square inch (2.5 cm2) of scalp and is usually described as thin, medium, or thick.

    answer choices

    thickness

    length

    density

    texture

  • Question 55
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What hair type requires less elevation and should be left a bit longer when cutting because of shrinkage as it dries?

    answer choices

    Straight hair

    Curly hair

    Coarse hair

    Dry hair

  • Question 56
    180 seconds
    Q.

    If you want hair to be longer toward the front on a layered haircut, overdirect the sections to a stationary guide at the _____.

    answer choices

    front of the crown

    front of the ears

    top of the face

    back of the ears

  • Question 57
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ shears, also known as scissors, are mainly used to cut blunt or straight lines in hair, to slide cut, point cut, or to implement other texturizing techniques.

    answer choices

    Clippers

    Razors

    Haircutting

    Texturizing

  • Question 58
    180 seconds
    Q.

    In a _____ haircut, also known as a one-length haircut, all of the hair comes to a single-hanging level forming a weight line.

    answer choices

    blunt

    layered

    graduated

    shingled

  • Question 59
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The hand position that is used most often when cutting uniform or increasing layers is called _____.

    answer choices

    cutting over finger

    cutting below finger

    palm-to-palm

    undercutting

  • Question 60
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Hair that grows below the parietal ridge, or crest, hangs because of _____.

    answer choices

    the color

    the style

    gravity

    the cut

  • Question 61
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____ should not be used on curly hair because it weakens the cuticle and causes the hair to frizz.

    answer choices

    A razor

    Combs

    Scissors

    Shears

  • Question 62
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The _____ area is defined as the area at the back part of the neck and consists of the hair below the occipital bone.

    answer choices

    crown

    side

    nape

    neckline

  • Question 63
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Surfaces on the head where the head changes, such as the ears, jawline, and occipital bone, are referred to as _____.

    answer choices

    reference points

    junction points

    technique points

    apex points

  • Question 64
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What bone protrudes at the base of the skull?

    answer choices

    Parietal bone

    Occipital bone

    Temporal bone

    Frontal bone

  • Question 65
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The three types of straight lines in haircutting include horizontal, vertical, and _____ lines.

    answer choices

    elevated

    diagonal

    straight

    curved

  • Question 66
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What technique should be used to create a length increase in the design of graduated and layered haircuts?

    answer choices

    Overdirection

    Traveling

    Stacking

    Beveling

  • Question 67
    180 seconds
    Q.

    Professional shears are made by either casting or forging the steel. Which process is best for ensuring shear durability, ease of adjustment or repair, and highest quality?

    answer choices

    Casting only

    Casting, then forging

    Forging, then casting

    forging only

  • Question 68
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The _____, or the amount of movement in the hair strand, varies from client to client, as well as within the same head of hair.

    answer choices

    thickness

    texture

    wave pattern

    density

  • Question 69
    180 seconds
    Q.

    _____, also known as projection or lifting, is the degree at which a subsection of hair is held from the head when cutting.

    answer choices

    Sectioning

    Elevation

    Beveling

    Graduation

  • Question 70
    180 seconds
    Q.

    What is the triangular section of the head that begins at the apex and ends at the front corners?

    answer choices

    Bang-area

    Nape

    Top

    Crown

  • Question 71
    180 seconds
    Q.

    A general rule of thumb when cutting hair is to stand or sit directly in front of the area you are cutting, and to keep your body weight _____.

    answer choices

    elevated

    angled

    centered

    movable

  • Question 72
    180 seconds
    Q.

    When the hair is elevated _____, you are building weight in a haircut.

    answer choices

    about 90 degrees

    below 90 degrees

    at no elevation

    straight

  • Question 73
    180 seconds
    Q.

    It is important to work with the natural _____, or where and how hair is moved over the head, when locating the bang area.

    answer choices

    hair length

    density

    distribution

    tension

  • Question 74
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The _____ is the direction in which hair grows from the scalp and is also called the natural falling position.

    answer choices

    texture

    Hairline

    growth pattern

    nape

  • Question 75
    180 seconds
    Q.

    The _____ is the highest point on the top of the head, and can be located easily by placing a comb on top of the head and noticing that the comb is resting on the highest point.

    answer choices

    apex

    crown

    front

    nape

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